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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Some Points Worth Noting About The Patent Box...

Ross McKenzie

It’s not often that the topics of taxation and patents make for very interesting reading, especially in the same sentence! However, the UK Government’s decision to introduce a reduced corporation tax rate to 10% for patent related income is certainly generating a lot of press interest. It’s of even more interest north of the border with GlaxoSmithKline attributing their decision to expand operations in Irvine and Montrose due to the lower tax rate and the fact that Aberdeen has been attributed as being one of the most innovative cities in the UK.

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Turning Badwill Into Goodwill - Can Recalls Ever Be Presented In A Positive Light?

Claire Adams

Yet again, Toyota is faced with the recall of millions of its cars, this time as a result of a defect in passenger airbags.  Toyota, along with three other top Japanese carmakers - Honda, Nissan and Mazda - is set to recall a total of 1.73 million cars due to the problem.  The other three companies are set to recall a total of 1.65 million cars for the same problem. 

Toyota has been plagued by recalls in recent years.  In 2010 Toyota faced serious problems when it issued a series of recalls including 5.6 million vehicles in the United States due to sudden a

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Employment Law In Bitesize

David Morgan

#JustSaying.  They say that less is more. Res ipsa loquitur... “The thing speaks for itself”. Or, as the hashtag goes on Twitter: “Just Saying”. Could you sum up your career in 140 characters?  That’s what I’ve tried to do over the last two years – posting employment law tips on Twitter in 140 characters or fewer, using the hashtag #EmploymentLawTip. Forget the Latin maxims and legal prose ... just punchy tips on HR and employment law in bite-size chunks.  140 of them, no less!

We published the first 100 tips in a handy e-Book last year.

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